Solihull next venue for Bridgewater Equity Release

Bridgewater Equity Release has published details of its latest State Benefits Update seminar for advisers, in association with Ferret Information Systems.

The free event will be held at the Village Hotel Solihull, The Green Business Park, on 18 April from 10:30am to 1pm.

The seminar is the latest instalment in a series of events that has recently taken in Exeter, Warrington and London. It is designed specifically for advisers working with equity release and was formulated as a direct response to intermediaries requesting more direction from providers on the impact of equity release on State Benefits.

Gareth Morgan, managing director of Ferret Information Systems Ltd, will lead the seminar which will explore the likely effect of welfare reforms on older people, how benefits will alter for homeowners and what impact the simplifications will have.

Peter Welch, head of sales and distribution at Bridgewater Equity Release, will also run a short session on obtaining equity release leads from professional introducers.

Welch said: “With this year’s Budget dropping the ‘granny tax’ bombshell on retired homeowners and the recent Smith Institute equity release publication enhancing the sector’s profile